Offshore is the alias of Scottish producer Ewan Robertson. Ewan died unexpectedly in December 2012 while undergoing heart surgery for treatment of his Marfan Syndrome.

Born in Aberdeen in 1985, Ewan was both a celebrated musician and graphic designer. He first picked up a guitar aged 10 and by 14 had formed his first grunge band, Incendo. Moving to London in 2002 to study at Central Saint Martins, he joined experimental art rock group Lark and played with the band until 2011. While studying, he began working part-time as a graphic designer at Big Dada. After graduating he and design partner Oscar Bauer continued to work closely with the label, creating iconic artworks such as Wiley’s Playtime Is Over, Roots Manuva’s Slime & Reason and Bonobo’s Black Sands.

His first release as Offshore came out on the Scottish label, Stuff in 2009 and Ewan was signed to Big Dada as an artist in 2010. He released two EPs on the label, Aneurysm and Pacer, and in 2012 produced his first album, Bake Haus.

Ewan was working on the Offshore album when he died in December 2012. This release has been pieced together as close to Ewan’s intentions as we could manage. The album artwork is based on two of Ewan’s previous ideas, a design for a vinyl outer sleeve for a Big Dada tenth anniversary release and another project replicating landscapes through a simplified screen printing technique.

Ewan was an exceptionally brilliant, witty and gentle person whose warmth, humour and grace touched everyone who knew him. He is fiercely loved and missed by his family and friends, who continue to be constantly inspired by him and his life.




Posted: 14th July

Big Dada to Release Posthumous Offshore LP

Two and a half years on from the sad and untimely passing of Ewan Robertson aka Offshore, Big Dada announces the last album from the Aberdonian musician and designer, with all profits going to the Marfan Trust.

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Posted: 7th December

Ewan Robertson 1985-2012

Ewan Robertson 1985-2012

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Posted: 5th November

'Bake Haus' Out Now

Please be upstanding, ladies and gentleman, for the one, the only Offshore! 

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